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Exam Cram

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Main Library
Your table is reserved! Stop in while the library is open to find a quiet place to study through the end of finals week. Ask us for space!
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100% College & Career Ready

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Library-wide

A partner initiative funded by a $150,000 national leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services last year is now in full swing at the Main Library. Developed in partnership with Triton College, the Equity Team, Inc. (E-Team), and the library, “Triton College Activating Community Opportunities” was one of only 12 grants awarded nationally in its IMLS category. This work joins families and students in middle and high school with specially trained volunteers, tutors, mentors, and community resources for ongoing academic and social support. Read more >

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Maker Lab for Grades 6-12

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Students in grades 6–12 are invited to experiment and learn with new technology, including a 3D printer and laser cutter.

Additional dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24.
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100% College & Career Ready

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Library-wide

A partner initiative funded by a $150,000 national leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services last year is now in full swing at the Main Library. Developed in partnership with Triton College, the Equity Team, Inc. (E-Team), and the library, “Triton College Activating Community Opportunities” was one of only 12 grants awarded nationally in its IMLS category. This work joins families and students in middle and high school with specially trained volunteers, tutors, mentors, and community resources for ongoing academic and social support. Read more >

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100% College & Career Ready

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Library-wide

A partner initiative funded by a $150,000 national leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services last year is now in full swing at the Main Library. Developed in partnership with Triton College, the Equity Team, Inc. (E-Team), and the library, “Triton College Activating Community Opportunities” was one of only 12 grants awarded nationally in its IMLS category. This work joins families and students in middle and high school with specially trained volunteers, tutors, mentors, and community resources for ongoing academic and social support. Read more >

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Teen Service Club

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Help with a variety of projects, which will include working with library materials, crafting for library programs and displays, and completing service projects for local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Teen volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, as often as their schedules allows. All teens (ages 13-18) are welcome! Ask Rachael or Sharon for more information.
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Registration is open

Maker Series:Jewelry

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
Use digital and physical tools to create a piece of jewelry made of paper or plastic. Basic computer and internet skills are required.
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100% College & Career Ready

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Library-wide

A partner initiative funded by a $150,000 national leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services last year is now in full swing at the Main Library. Developed in partnership with Triton College, the Equity Team, Inc. (E-Team), and the library, “Triton College Activating Community Opportunities” was one of only 12 grants awarded nationally in its IMLS category. This work joins families and students in middle and high school with specially trained volunteers, tutors, mentors, and community resources for ongoing academic and social support. Read more >

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Cancelled

Beat Box

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
Design. Play. Compose. Learn the ins and outs of creating beats and electronic music! Make your own instruments and production tools in this hands-on weekly workshop for teens age 12+ and adults.

Build a midi controller, design sounds using synthesizers and samples from nature, compose and perform songs from scratch, and more! No experience necessary. Tools and supplies will be provided. 

Note: Beat Box will be held weekly on April 18 and 25, and May 2nd and 9th. 
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Girls Who Code

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology. Join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models as you use computer science to impact your community.

The club is currently full. Please contact High School Services Librarian Rachael Bild at 708.452.3471 or communications@oppl.org if you are interested in coding programs for teens.

Learn how an Oak Park River Forest High School junior was the inspiration behind bringing this club to the library >

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100% College & Career Ready

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Library-wide

A partner initiative funded by a $150,000 national leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services last year is now in full swing at the Main Library. Developed in partnership with Triton College, the Equity Team, Inc. (E-Team), and the library, “Triton College Activating Community Opportunities” was one of only 12 grants awarded nationally in its IMLS category. This work joins families and students in middle and high school with specially trained volunteers, tutors, mentors, and community resources for ongoing academic and social support. Read more >

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Registration is open

How to Pay for College Without Going Broke

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
This workshop covers little known strategies not covered in regular college planning workshops.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn new strategies available to families for planning, saving, or paying for college—strategies that can save you thousands of dollars while finding the best-fit college for your child. Includes new material about important changes that may soon be coming in higher education. Both parents are encouraged to attend this free, 60-minute seminar presented by My College Planning Team.
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100% College & Career Ready

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Library-wide

A partner initiative funded by a $150,000 national leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services last year is now in full swing at the Main Library. Developed in partnership with Triton College, the Equity Team, Inc. (E-Team), and the library, “Triton College Activating Community Opportunities” was one of only 12 grants awarded nationally in its IMLS category. This work joins families and students in middle and high school with specially trained volunteers, tutors, mentors, and community resources for ongoing academic and social support. Read more >

View More

100% College & Career Ready

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Library-wide

A partner initiative funded by a $150,000 national leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services last year is now in full swing at the Main Library. Developed in partnership with Triton College, the Equity Team, Inc. (E-Team), and the library, “Triton College Activating Community Opportunities” was one of only 12 grants awarded nationally in its IMLS category. This work joins families and students in middle and high school with specially trained volunteers, tutors, mentors, and community resources for ongoing academic and social support. Read more >

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Teen Service Club

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Help with a variety of projects, which will include working with library materials, crafting for library programs and displays, and completing service projects for local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Teen volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, as often as their schedules allows. All teens (ages 13-18) are welcome! Ask Rachael or Sharon for more information.
View More

100% College & Career Ready

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Library-wide

A partner initiative funded by a $150,000 national leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services last year is now in full swing at the Main Library. Developed in partnership with Triton College, the Equity Team, Inc. (E-Team), and the library, “Triton College Activating Community Opportunities” was one of only 12 grants awarded nationally in its IMLS category. This work joins families and students in middle and high school with specially trained volunteers, tutors, mentors, and community resources for ongoing academic and social support. Read more >

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Cancelled

Beat Box

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
Design. Play. Compose. Learn the ins and outs of creating beats and electronic music! Make your own instruments and production tools in this hands-on weekly workshop for teens age 12+ and adults.

Build a midi controller, design sounds using synthesizers and samples from nature, compose and perform songs from scratch, and more! No experience necessary. Tools and supplies will be provided. 

Note: Beat Box will be held weekly on April 18 and 25, and May 2nd and 9th. 
View More

Girls Who Code

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology. Join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models as you use computer science to impact your community.

The club is currently full. Please contact High School Services Librarian Rachael Bild at 708.452.3471 or communications@oppl.org if you are interested in coding programs for teens.

Learn how an Oak Park River Forest High School junior was the inspiration behind bringing this club to the library >

View More

100% College & Career Ready

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Library-wide

A partner initiative funded by a $150,000 national leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services last year is now in full swing at the Main Library. Developed in partnership with Triton College, the Equity Team, Inc. (E-Team), and the library, “Triton College Activating Community Opportunities” was one of only 12 grants awarded nationally in its IMLS category. This work joins families and students in middle and high school with specially trained volunteers, tutors, mentors, and community resources for ongoing academic and social support. Read more >

View More

Maker Lab for Grades 6-12

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
Students in grades 6–12 are invited to experiment and learn with new technology, including a 3D printer and laser cutter.

Additional dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24.
View More

100% College & Career Ready

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Library-wide

A partner initiative funded by a $150,000 national leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services last year is now in full swing at the Main Library. Developed in partnership with Triton College, the Equity Team, Inc. (E-Team), and the library, “Triton College Activating Community Opportunities” was one of only 12 grants awarded nationally in its IMLS category. This work joins families and students in middle and high school with specially trained volunteers, tutors, mentors, and community resources for ongoing academic and social support. Read more >

View More

100% College & Career Ready

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Library-wide

A partner initiative funded by a $150,000 national leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services last year is now in full swing at the Main Library. Developed in partnership with Triton College, the Equity Team, Inc. (E-Team), and the library, “Triton College Activating Community Opportunities” was one of only 12 grants awarded nationally in its IMLS category. This work joins families and students in middle and high school with specially trained volunteers, tutors, mentors, and community resources for ongoing academic and social support. Read more >

View More

Teen Service Club

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Help with a variety of projects, which will include working with library materials, crafting for library programs and displays, and completing service projects for local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Teen volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, as often as their schedules allows. All teens (ages 13-18) are welcome! Ask Rachael or Sharon for more information.
View More

100% College & Career Ready

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Library-wide

A partner initiative funded by a $150,000 national leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services last year is now in full swing at the Main Library. Developed in partnership with Triton College, the Equity Team, Inc. (E-Team), and the library, “Triton College Activating Community Opportunities” was one of only 12 grants awarded nationally in its IMLS category. This work joins families and students in middle and high school with specially trained volunteers, tutors, mentors, and community resources for ongoing academic and social support. Read more >

View More

Girls Who Code

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology. Join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models as you use computer science to impact your community.

The club is currently full. Please contact High School Services Librarian Rachael Bild at 708.452.3471 or communications@oppl.org if you are interested in coding programs for teens.

Learn how an Oak Park River Forest High School junior was the inspiration behind bringing this club to the library >

View More